Lonavala lies about 65 KM away from Pune, and 80 km away from Mumbai. Recently, the place has got a lot of traction for being a quiet nook for the people wishing to get away from the hard lifestyle of the city streets. So, why do people like it so much, let’s take a look.
Lonavala is a serene place with mist encompassing almost the whole of it. You could hide away in the bushes and see the hills, or go away into one of the hotels in Lonavala to have that break with your lover that you always wanted.
In fact, most of the fan-following of the place comes from people who can’t wait to get away from the bustling life of Mumbai city, and have some peace and quiet. With its vast hills and quiet sceneries, it provides ample amount of both.
Places to visit
Being part of the Western Ghats, Lonavala is the hill station to visit when it starts to rain. It has that tinge of romance that makes most hill stations special during these months. Along with the scenery there’s a lot of places to visit too. We take you through some of them.
One of the famous forts of the Maharastrian legend Shivaji, this place offers a historical view amidst the greenery of the hill station. Get one of the hotels in Lonavala and spend your day visiting the fort of one of the true heroes of Indian history.
Rajmachi has two peaks Manoranjan and Shrivardhan. Go visit the Rajmachi fort located between Lonavala and Khandala and you have this beautiful sight to be privy to.
The Karla Caves are said to have inscriptions from all throughout the rich history of India. This is the place for history buffs and people who want to be a part of something bigger.
You might visit Tiger’s Leap and lament over how its just another mountain viewing point, but, with its special charm, and a Echo Point, this is the place to take your family
A water body which is completely serene is a hard place to find. No wonder then that Bushi dam has become the picnic spot of choice for people all over the state.
One of the places that make Lonavala so interesting, Pavana Dam houses a lot of unexplored and untouched places for you to explore.